Last updated: 1.26pm, Wednesday 15th July 2015
You may know the obvious reasons that contribute to the ageing of your skin, such as sun exposure and smoking, but most likely you never thought that the position of your sleep is among a list of factors that accelerate the formation of wrinkles… right? Well, the fact is that the way you sleep actually causes wrinkles!
Let’s break it down:
- Sleeping face down
When your face comes up against the pillow... guess who wins! If you ever woke up and noticed vertical lines or signs of... sleep in your face, you have already seen a preview of wrinkles that will arise because of the way you sleep. For those of you who sleep face down, the most common wrinkles appear in the forehead.
- Sleeping on your side
Studies show that the average person spends 60% of sleep sideways. Choosing this sleeping position, helps create vertical wrinkles on the cheeks and chin... and that is just the start!
No matter how soft your pillow is, it puts pressure on your face during the night. Over the years, this can cause lines on your chin, cheeks or forehead. The sleep lines are created by the pressure as you rest your face on the pillow.
- The solution
The best way to avoid sleep wrinkles is to sleep on your back! People who don't sleep with their face on a pillow reduce the chance of developing sleep lines. If you can't sleep on your back, another solution is to get a satin pillowcase instead of the usual cotton ones. The face slides against the satin pillowcase and doesn't crunch against it. Last but not least, you can increase the collagen levels of your skin so that even face down you won’t develop sleep lines.
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